Fear is very natural and the threat of this virus is real. As your pastor I would like to encourage you that, as believers, Jesus has made our future secure and we can trust in Him during uncertain times. I believe two things are important for us as a church. We want to be cautious and caring so the virus does not spread within our church body. No one in the UV / church family that I know of has it currently but we do want to take precautions. Secondly, I know that in these times we need the Lord and each other’s encouragement and prayers even more so.
For now, we will not be meeting for church on Sundays
- We will keep you updated on how long this will last
- We will have the Bible messages via internet
- You will be able to view these on facebook live https://www.facebook.com/NorthSideOpenDoorChurch
- You will also be able to view these shortly after the facebook live event here at https://www.nsodc.org
- We will organizing care groups. This will allow lyou to talk and pray with each other on the phone/internet.
- We will be gathering prayer requests and sending updates so that each of us can be praying for the whole church. If you have a request you can share it with the church on our website.
On Sunday we will have Kids Video lived streamed on Facebook and on this website. Have all the kids join us at 10:25am on Sunday Morning!
Every week Pastor Jeff is providing us an opportunity to continue our growth in the Lord! We are calling it Digging Deeper. You can find this weeks Digging Deeper on the Weekly Video tab, or you can go to the facebook notes page. Digging Deeper Facebook
Emphasising Care Groups
Care Groups are an important part of how we can stay connected serve each other through prayer during this time. If you are not participating in a Care Group and would like to please contact Jeff. You can do that through the contact page on this site or email him email@example.com.
Prayer Meeting Every Morning
We will have a prayer meeting available every morning at 7AM on Zoom. Zoom is an app that you can get on Googleplay (there you will find it under Zoom Cloud Meeting), Apple Istore or at Zoom.com. The meeting code will be sent out in the email. Again if you are not receiving the email please contact Jeff either through this site or email him firstname.lastname@example.org. This week the Link is:
We will postpone our outreach that we were going to do on Good Friday. We are still planning on doing this at a later date (maybe May or summer??).
I am praying that God will use us to encourage each other and care in new creative ways for one another. I think many times we get comfortable in a set way of doing things, I pray that God will stretch us and do more than we can think or imagine in this time. If you have ideas, please email me at email@example.com But I would like to implement these for starters. My desire is that we follow Hebrews 3:13 where it says “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.” I would like to communicate with everyone. Please let me know when you get this as I am seeking to make sure everyone knows about the changes. Thanks, Pastor Jeff